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Scientific Illustration with Elkan and Wardrop

In response to the popularity of the Margaret Flockton Award and the amazing work it attracts, Lesley Elkan and Catherine ...

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Botanica in Sickness and in Health

Australia’s leading contemporary botanical art exhibition Botanica returns to the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney in May, exploring the complex and ...

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Coloured Pencil Botanical Art with Sarah Kelsey

Coloured pencil is a versatile medium that is ideal for creating detailed botanical illustrations. This workshop is designed as an ...

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Beechworth Botanica -call for entries

We are pleased to invite you to submit your work into the inaugural Beechworth Botanica exhibition of fine botanical paintings. ...

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Botanical Capital an exhibition by Cheryl Hodges

Watercolours telling stories of Canberra's landscape history. To be opened at 3pm on Sunday 26 th February 2017 by Bernadette Hince www.cherylhodges.com

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World Wide Exhibition of Botanical Art 2018, Expressions of Interest in Participating

In May 2018 the Botanical Art Society of Australia, (BASA) as part of a world-wide exhibition of botanical art, will ...

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Harlequin beetle by Sandra Sanger

reFraming Nature Exhibition 2017 Advance Notice

  Calling all artists – reframing Nature 2017. From October 14-29 2017, we will be holding the next instalment of reFraming ...

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EUCALYTPUS AND/OR BANKSIA Tonal Realism: Australian Natives, Fruits, Flowers and Leaves in Watercolour Margaret Muffet

This botanical workshop will explore the intricate placement of multi stamens in the subject and how to achieve a realistic ...

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Tonal Realism: Australian Natives, Fruits, Flowers and Leaves in Watercolour, 5 day workshop with Margaret Muffet

This botanical workshop will explore the intricate placement of multi stamens in the subject and how to achieve a realistic ...

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Documentary on six Australian Botanical artists, produced by Botanical artist David Reynolds Bota

Over the past two and a half years David has been writing, directing and filming an hour long documentary on ...

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The Florilegium; A unique publication to celebrate 200 years of history

A unique publication to celebrate 200 years of history The Florilegium The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney Celebrating 200 years A beautiful, 224 page ...

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Future BASA Exhibitions

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
29 March – 2 April 2017 at the Royal Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne

Flora: The Art and Science of the Plant
30 August – 12 September 2017 at the Palm House, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney

 

STOP PRESS !  WORLDWIDE BOTANICAL ART EXHIBITION – May 2018

A worldwide collaboration linking people to plants through contemporary botanical art will be held in May 2018. Exhibition venues in over 16 countries around the world will all hold special events on May 18, 2018 – a Worldwide Day of Botanical Art following the sun from venue to venue. The Exhibition in Australia will be held in Canberra  . <read more>

Calendar of Botanical Art Events

Coloured Pencil Botanical Art with Sarah Kelsey
12:00 am
Coloured pencil is a versatile medium that is ideal for creating detailed botanical illustrations. This workshop is designed as an introduction to coloured pencil for those with an interest in botanical art. During the workshop[...]
12:00 am
This botanical workshop will explore the intricate placement of multi stamens in the subject and how to achieve a realistic 3D tonal painting.Subject will be drawn with emphasis on, tone, form, life size, shape and[...]
Tonal Realism: Australian Natives, Fruits, Flowers and Leaves in Watercolour, 5 day workshop with Margaret Muffet @ Fay Boyd's Fine Art School | Grafton | New South Wales | Australia
12:00 am
This botanical workshop will explore the intricate placement of multi stamens in the subject and how to achieve a realistic 3D tonal painting. We will first draw our subject with emphasis on, tone, form, life[...]
Tonal Realism: Australian Natives, Fruits, Flowers and Leaves in Watercolour, 5 day workshop with Margaret Muffet @ Fay Boyd's Fine Art School | Grafton | New South Wales | Australia
12:00 am
This botanical workshop will explore the intricate placement of multi stamens in the subject and how to achieve a realistic 3D tonal painting. We will first draw our subject with emphasis on, tone, form, life[...]
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – Apr 13 @ 4:00 pm
10:00 am
Although they often seem common and ordinary to us, the particular features and graceful forms of grasses can lend themselves to subtle and beautiful botanical works. In this course Kate will show students the distinguishing[...]
Apr 12 – Apr 23 all-day
12:00 am
We are pleased to invite you to submit your work into the inaugural Beechworth Botanica exhibition of fine botanical paintings. This exhibition is being managed by the newly formed Art Co-op @ Beechworth and is[...]
May 6 @ 10:00 am – May 28 @ 4:00 pm
10:00 am
Australia’s leading contemporary botanical art exhibition Botanica returns to the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney in May, exploring the complex and remarkable relationship we have with plants. The annual showcase, now in its 18th year, features[...]
Jul 20 – Jul 21 all-day
Scientific Illustration with Elkan and Wardrop @ Joseph Maiden Theatre | Sydney | New South Wales | Australia
12:00 am
In response to the popularity of the Margaret Flockton Award and the amazing work it attracts, Lesley Elkan and Catherine Wardrop, Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust illustrators, will be conducting a two-day workshop in[...]
Oct 14 – Oct 29 all-day
12:00 am
  Calling all artists – reframing Nature 2017. From October 14-29 2017, we will be holding the next instalment of reFraming Nature which will have a Natural History theme. Entry requirements for artists will be[...]
12:00 am
In May 2018 the Botanical Art Society of Australia, (BASA) as part of a world-wide exhibition of botanical art, will hold a juried exhibition in Canberra of flora native to Australia. It will be synchronized[...]